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Walking a dog in the heat

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I live in southern CA and this is my first summer with my new dog, and with the weather getting warmer I am wondering about his paw pads and how to keep them safe when on walks. It gets awfully hot out here and I know that it can't be too good for his pads, but how do I know when it's too hot for him? And if it's too hot, are there any recommendations for doggy socks or shoes to keep him protected? If anyone has any experience or suggestions I would highly appreciate it. :) Thanks
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I just keep exercise to early morning or late evening when it's hot. Over 85 degrees i don't allow much fetch or really high energy things. My dogs are more than willing, but I'm paranoid. Echo is too much the typical beagle and won't slow down even when her tongue is dragging on the ground, so I'm really really careful with her.

I've never had trouble with their pads, they are MUCH tougher than our feet. Obviously if you notice them in pain or sore, then cut back, but I don't think that happens too often.
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